Former Key Defense Intelligence Agency Official Resurfaces in AG Jeff Sessions Top Staff…

Do not get so caught up watching the granules moving at our feet that we forget to look up and notice the landscape is shifting….

A key DIA official from within the White House National Security Council has resurfaced today as reports show Ezra Cohen-Watnick has been hired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to assist on issues surrounding counterintelligence and counterterrorism.

WASHINGTON — A former American intelligence official who came under intense scrutiny during a stint at the White House last year is returning to government as the national security adviser to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a person familiar with the decision.

The official, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, will play an important role at the Justice Department, advising Mr. Sessions on counterintelligence and counterterrorism.  (NYT Link)

Before getting to the big picture of Cohen-Watnick, let’s look at a few recent granules which at first might seem disconnected – but they are not.

♦U.S. Attorney John Lausch was brought on by AG Jeff Sessions to coordinate investigative document releases to congressional oversight.  Specifically, Lausch has been assigned as the point of contact for discussion with congress. This move keeps Federal DOJ Prosecutor John Huber (IG Horowitz’s investigative partner) away from political engagement, and allows Huber to continue culling through potentially criminal evidence without political concerns.

Earlier today Lausch was asked about the two-page “electronic communication” (EC) letter that initiated the 2016 FBI Counterintelligence operation against candidate Donald Trump and his campaign officials.  The “EC” relates to the origin of the surveillance conducted by the corrupt DOJ-NSD and FBI officials; and ties directly to the abuse of FISA(702((16)(17) search abuses – and later to the issues of a fraudulent, potentially criminally misrepresented, FISA Title-1 surveillance application by those same officials.

In responding to the questioning, Attorney Lausch stated the EC document, and as a consequence the FISA documents, are not under his authority for review and release.  So the DOJ has carved out the FISA and EC issues from the investigative releases to congress.

This distinction is important.

♦Remember, previously the Eastern District of Virginia attorney, Dana Boente, was identified as being a problem for the ‘small group’ of co-conspirators during their activity. Following the firing of AAG Sally Yates, April 2017, Boente was put in charge of the DOJ National Security Division.  Acting Attorney General Boente granted IG Horowitz previously denied access to oversight within the DOJ-NSD.  After Jeff Sessions confirmation Boente remained in charge of the DOJ-NSD.

Near the end of 2017 Dana Boente left Main Justice and then resurfaced late in January 2018 when FBI chief legal counsel James Baker was outlined as being a key participant in the 2015, 2016, 2017 anti-trump operation.  Baker was removed from all responsibilities  and replaced with Boente.  Mr. Boente remains the current chief legal counsel of the FBI serving under Christopher Wray.

♦The Head of the FBI Counterintelligence Unit is E.W. “Bill” Priestap.  In ’15, ’16, and 2017 Priestap was Peter Strzok’s boss.  Text messages between Andrew McCabe’s former office lawyer, Lisa Page, and FBI Agent Peter Strzok, during the DOJ/FBI operations against candidate Trump, showed multiple examples of the ‘small group’ working around Priestap.

FBI Agent Peter Strzok was even promoted to #2 without Priestap’s prior knowledge.

On March 20th, 2017, when FBI Director James Comey was asked by congress why he did not inform oversight -as required- about the 2016 counterintelligence operation against candidate Trump, James Comey stated the decision not to inform congress was recommended by his FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap.

There is also evidence from Priestap’s statements to investigative officials that contradicts FBI, DOJ-NSD and intelligence community leadership, McCabe, Comey, Brennan (CIA) and Clapper (ODNI); in that the source documents (Clinton/Steele Dossier) for the October 2016 FISA surveillance application were not vetted at the time they were used.

On January 30th, 2018, after Chairman Nunes personally took FBI Director Christopher Wray to view his HPSCI “FISA Memo”, and prior to the House Intel Committee vote to release the memo the next evening, FBI Director Christopher Wray sent a Main Justice official and a “counterintelligence official” to view the content. According to Catherine Herridge reporting: those officials: “could not point to any factual inaccuracies.”

Mr. Bill Priestap, has given statements to ongoing FBI investigators and remains the head of FBI Counterintelligence today.  [Absolutely no change in status, role or responsibility]

♦Responding to the initial results of an NSA FISA audit – on April 28th, 2016, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers shut down the DOJ-NSD and FBI access to the NSA database based on 702(16) “about” search inquiries.  When the full audit was completed, October 2016, Admiral Rogers informed the FISC court of serious FISA search violations, breaches, extraction of raw intelligence information and misrepresentations by FBI and DOJ officials to the FISA court.

(source link)

In April 2017, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, declassified and released a substantive portion of the 99-page response from the FISA court. The FISC reviewed the DOJ-NSD and FBI FISA misrepresentations and the NSA compliance audit reports provided by NSA Director dmiral Mike Rogers.

On June 7th, 2017, Admiral Mike Rogers informed congress the NSA deleted all of the results of those unlawful FISA(702) searches, but also stated he directed “all audit logs of the activity to be preserved/retained”.  (ie. the NSA preserved the evidence of conduct)

♦Early April this month: (Via The Hill) […] Attorney General Jeff Sessions quietly tapped Prosecutor John Huber — apparently last fall — to work in tandem with the Justice Department’s inspector general to determine whether allegations of abuse at the FBI and the Justice Department merit investigation. […]  The Justice Department has declined to comment on his budget or what Sessions meant when he said that Huber is working “in cooperation” with Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Horowitz’s office also declined to comment.

♦Back to Today’s News – The IG Horowitz and Prosecutor Huber investigation is ongoing; the FBI has Dana Boente as chief legal counsel; Bill Priestap remains in place as head of Counterintelligence; and now Attorney General Jeff Sessions has added former DIA official Ezra Cohen-Watnick to “advise Mr. Sessions on counterintelligence” matters.

2017: […] “Washington got its first real look at Cohen-Watnick when he was identified as one of two White House sources who provided House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes with evidence that former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the “unmasking” of the names of Trump associates in intelligence documents.” (Atlantic – link)

I think everyone can see how each of these moves and shifts relates to the larger matters at hand.  It is obvious Mr. Cohen-Watnick is part of the dynamic to capture all those who participated in the scheme to destroy the Trump presidency.

You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same – the intentional effort to manipulate, influence, and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of the United States.  ~SD

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691 Responses to Former Key Defense Intelligence Agency Official Resurfaces in AG Jeff Sessions Top Staff…

  1. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    It’s good the President just homed in on the conflicts of Mueller and Rosenstein( who unbelievably insisted Geoffrey Berman recuse himself from this matter!) but again on Twitter?

    You are the chief legal officer. These two and their phony Democrat backed ‘investigation’ are sitting ducks to official questioning from a superior they can’t weasel out of.

    For a start send letters to Rosenstein and Mueller pointing out the DoJ ethical regulations each are breaking and demand they respond with full explanation (without communicating/coordinating their responses) of why they alone are exempt from DoJ conflict of interest rules. Release the letters publicly.

    Rosenstein and Mueller are standing on shaky ground. Turn up the heat and watch them fold.

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    • MVW says:

      This goes to the heart of what confounds me. Rosey should recuse himself as he at a minimum signed one of the FISA warrants that used the Steele Dossier. So, why hasn’t Trump’s lawyers gone after him in court??

      In other words, Trump is not using legal, above board means to straighten out this witch hunt. Why? It needs a really good reason. A super, extra really good reason.

      I have no explanation. None that makes sense outside of the nutball hat. And Trump has consulted with Dershowitz so it isn’t like he needs to get a better lawyer or something.

      Ok, call me a nut, I deserve it for what I am thinking. Strzok suggested the SC as an insurance policy, meaning to use the SC as a means to impeach Trump. Suppose Trump is using the Strzok insurance policy ‘OP’ as insurance protection for his own family, after all, white powder, helicopter mechanical failures, overt threats made via the media. And, yeah, it really is Nutz to suggest this, but I am confounded.

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      • Striker Dad says:

        Trump should hire Alan Derschowitz. The left will not take Derschowitz down, and Derschowitz has shown he can be bipartisan when it comes to defense and constitutionality. I have grown to like this man, even though he is certainly liberal. The fact remains, he loves this nation, the origins and foundations of our government, and he is not one to sacrifice the rule of law for a win-at-all-costs.

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      • Jan says:

        There are no charges/indictments against the President, so there is nothing to challenge in a court of law. His lawyers are in communication with Mueller and they’ve been responsive to document requests and providing White House staff. Should Mueller issue an indictment or writes up a report that says Trump did collude/conspire with Russia but it’s not criminal, then is the time to come out guns blaring, so to speak. Mueller has the MSM to drop leaks to & manipulate for his dirty purposes. Totally ignore what you see or read on the MSM. I now only look at the msn.com page for health stories, sports headlines & recipes. And pray every day for our President, his family and his well-being.

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        • Bob Lynch says:

          Actually Trump now can sue under Federal Rule 41 for the return of his property because he is the victim of an illegal search. I’m suprised his lawyers have not done so.

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      • Andy says:

        There’s a question whether Rosenstein has a conflict of interest. The conflict allegation usually centers around Rosenstein’s authorship of the Comey firing document, or around his signing of the FISA warrant application that contained false information.

        If Comey’s firing is not an issue being investigated by Mueller, then there is no conflict in that regard. My understanding based on the leaks that have been published is that Mueller’s investigation of obstruction of justice has to do with Trump’s asking Comey not to investigate Flynn, and is not centered on Trump’s firing of Comey. So on that basis, a conflict would not exist.

        With regard to the signing of the false FISA warrant application, it’s my understanding Mueller is not investigating that. So again, no conflict of interest.

        Trump’s concern with Rosenstein has to do with the fact that by appointing Mueller he facilitated what both he and Trump and everyone else knows is an essential element of the coup/insurance policy. Rosenstein set up a dishonest prosecution, a witch hunt. There is no judicial solution for that. The solution is to fire Rosenstein and to get a new Asst. AG who understands the true nature of the Mueller investigation and will bring it under proper control, using the supervisory authority granted to him by the Special Counsel Statute. In other words, a new Asst. AG who will restrict Mueller’ actions to conform with the very narrow mandate he was given, and to direct Mueller to wrap up his investigation because he has fulfilled that mandate.

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        • Summer says:

          Andy, good analysis but it does not go far enough.

          “The solution is to fire Rosenstein and to appoint a new Asst. AG…”

          So, if Rosenstein is NOT fired, nothing of what you outlined as a dishonest prosecution would be brought under proper control. Am I right?

          Who, in your opinion, has the authority to fire Rosenstein? Why has he not been fired yet? Why has AG Sessions publicly praised Rosenstein’s integrity and performance? Why is this “dishonest prosecution” (coup) allowed to continue? Does it make the person who refuses to fire Rosenstein responsible for all the consequences of the ongoing dishonest prosecution? If not, why not?

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          • flyboy46 says:

            Rosenstine can be fired by Sessions, or the PDJT. I think they don’t want the political heat from firing him. My take on this is that they have the “goods” on him, so they are allowing this to play out, knowing that in the end he is Toast. The IG has to know about his crimes, so when the IG’s report comes out he HAS to resign, because he will be charged by Huber. Then Trump and Sessions won’t get blamed, and the pressitutes won’t be able to scream forever about how Trump is firing him to protect himself. Mueller’s whole investigation is illegal because of the biases of him and everyone involved. A real court will see that, like Dershowitz and DiGenova do, and the whole charade collapses. Mike Rodgers briefing probably told him this way back when, so he is just putting on a show to keep the idiots busy screaming so they don’t catch on “how screwed” THEY ALL are.

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            • jfmjr442 says:

              I believe they know how screwed they are and are trapped. Why else would they pull a stunt like they did on Cohen. they are quite desperate. When will the IG report come out?

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          • Perot Conservative says:

            Dershowitz says have him recused.

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      • Bacall says:

        Okay, Treepers, light a fire under your congressman. I called mine and I called Devin Nunes and complained about the troubling and unconstitutional assault on our POTUS’ personal attorney. I also said that I found it frightening. Cold anger. My comments seeemed to surprise the person who answered the phone. Millions of voices need to be heard.

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  2. JX says:

    The next time Rosenstein appears he needs to be asked what criteria must be met for the SC investigation to conclude. Don’t let him worm out of it, make him answer.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Excellent point. Back him up to the wall.

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    • Apollo says:

      Yes. And under what circumstances he would force Mueller to end it, too, if it drags on. Surely there are some!

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    • Andy says:

      He’ll weasel his way out of that one by saying that the investigation will end when there is nothing more to investigate, and that that point hasn’t yet been reached and he is unable to say when it will be reached.

      Unfortunately, the Special Counsel Statute does not set a time limitation on the investigation. It can go on forever. And since this particular investigation is part of the coup plot to bring down Trump and since both Rosenstein and Mueller are indispensable parts of the plot/insurance policy, it will go on until Trump leaves office, or until they can come up with and indictable/impeachable offense. The purpose of the plot is to hold an investigation over Trump’s head so he is weakened and cannot implement his agenda.

      The way to neutralize the plot is to fire Rosenstein (or Sessions) and make sure that the replacement, who will be taking over Rosenstein’s role as Mueller’s supervisor, understands the plot and knows how to counteract it and minimize it using the provisions of the Special Counsel Statute. It would be so easy for a new supervisor to reduce Mueller to almost nothing simply by restricting his every move to conform to a strict reading of Mueller’s mandate, which is very narrow. So the solution is don’t fire Mueller. Fire Rosenstein (or Sessions) instead, and this Mueller drama will quickly end.

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      • Andy says:

        BTW, another reason why Rosenstein wants Mueller’s investigation to go on forever is it gives him protection. He is a subject/suspect in the FISA abuse investigation because he signed a false warrant application. If he gets fired, he loses that protection — the protection he gets as Mueller’s supervisor and the protection he gets from being a member in good standing in the DOJ good ‘ol boy network.

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      • farrier105 says:

        Speed up investigations of Hillary collusion with Russia and Mueller would be forced to shut down. I’ve been yelling for that since March 2017, but everyone told me Trump won and the threat was over.

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      • triper57 says:

        Think about this, if Sessions is fired, who becomes the new AG, when Sessions recused himself, Rosenstein became his replacement. Just how much damage could Rosenstein do to the investigation mounted by the IG and the DOJ Atty Huber?

        Seems the only way is to get rid of Rosenstein by demoting him until he can be perp walked.

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      • John says:

        What is the special counsel statute? The only one I found expired in 1999. The only thing today appears to only be in regulations where the AG merely granted himself authority to appoint a special counsel solely promulgated by regulations which the Supreme Court shot down when the FDA attempted that.

        In Brown & Williamson v. FDA, 153 F.3d 155, 160-167 (CA4 1998), aff’d 529 U.S. 120 (2000), the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court rendered very lengthy memorandum opinions in decisions that stripped the FDA of tobacco enforcement authority, finding that it arose and was founded solely upon regulations promulgated by executive officials.

        “an administrative agency’s power to regulate in the public interest must always be grounded in a valid grant of authority from Congress. And “ `[i]n our anxiety to effectuate the congressional purpose of protecting the public, we must take care not to extend the scope of the statute beyond the point where Congress indicated it would stop.’”

        This is no different than what the Attorney General did to give itself authority to appoint an independent special prosecutor that is founded solely upon regulations promulgated by an executive official which was the Attorney General in this case.

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  3. trapper says:

    Priestap is a real-deal FBI Special Agent who investigates and helps prosecute domestic criminals. Cohen-Watnick is a real-deal international spook who has been trained in and had experience working in the clandestine services. Two different skill sets, bases of experience, and perspectives to advise on two different aspects of the investigation of the Trump Counterintel Op. Criminal cases must be made against people, some of whom were dabbling in tradecraft. Does it sound like they have now turned their attention to Nellie?

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    • Chris Four says:

      This appointment appears to be fixing the hole in counter terrorism at the FBI and the FISA application process going forward. A second set of eyes to review information and assess the need to act on it. Also it would make sure all the “i” are dotted and the “t” crossed.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        There should already be a few dozen people, or more, doing this, right? He’s also young.

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        • Chris Four says:

          Apparently not. The FBI was acting on its own. Yes there are sign off, but an understanding of the intelligence was missing.

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        • RLC2 says:

          Young, but apparently operating way above average, dedicated and smart per the Atlantic profile. And, loyal to and trusted by Trump. That is a rare commodity.

          Trump has been giving obamabots and nevertrumpers enough rope to hang themselves, and replace them with trusted staff. This is part of draining the swamp; finding people who can help you kill the alligators while searching for the plug.

          The good news is Trump has decades of experience at this, and continues to confound the expert wisdom in DC, with his cunning and instinct, and steadfast dedication to winning for the country. There is no better combination to goad the swamp critters to crawl out from under rocks in their arrogance and reveal themselves, just as their media agitprop nitwits have so clearly lately.

          The Silent Majority in flyover country gets it…

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    • Andy says:

      Brennan

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  4. PremAmerica says:

    Let’s not be so desperate to make Jeff Sessions look good by attributing unknown blind guesses to the “genius” behind this hurting.

    Looks like Sessions didn’t.

    Looks like President Trump ordered him to.

    They get their jollies from indictments and FBI raids. We get our jollies because we hired some guy called Huber and some guy with a hyphenated last name.

    Yeah folks. Let’s get a clue.

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    • PremAmerica says:

      “this hiring” not “this hurting”

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      • Mike says:

        Their jollies really have’t achieved much either. They indicted some Russians who will never be extradited to the US, so Mueller won’t ever have to prove anything. He may as well have indicted them killing JFK.

        He got Flynn on a BS manufactured process crime, and Flynn will probably be pardoned.

        Mueller in my opinion fudged something to get the Cohen warrant to be a no knock. The facts of that warrant WILL eventually be public record. Trumps team should be requesting it now.

        Their big no knock warrant made a lot of noise, and right now Mueller’s thugs are pawing through documents. If those documents are privileged they can illegally leak them but they can’t use them in court. Unless they find evidence of a crime, they don’t have squat either.

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        • CrashDaily says:

          What sucks, is that they can also illegally leak false information from those docs.

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          • Perot Conservative says:

            And sonce they haven’t been leaked for years, we know it will be a small set of FBI we can nail to the wall?

            Please, Sessions, cherry pick some Leakers who aren’t critical to other parts, and publicly NAIL THEM to make the slime think twice! Stem the flow.

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          • dallasdan says:

            Yep. The information seized can be referenced, truly or falsely, as the source(s) for leaks damaging to the President all the way to the November elections.

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            • Apollo says:

              I suspect that’s the real reason the raid happened, in fact. They could have gotten anything relevant they truly needed straight from Cohen–but not whole computers to dig through to find dirt from unrelated matters.

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              • Perot Conservative says:

                And like many people, he may have deleted items, documents, email, they can still recover, as well as history. Unless he is techy and or paranoid.

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                • G. Combs says:

                  After the November 2016 meeting with Admiral Rogers, Do you think General Flynn would allow ANY of President Trump’s team to retain possibly damming information in any form that could be recoverable by the CIA/FBI techies???

                  President Trump has been planing this run for THREE DECADES. Last night another Treeper mentioned General Flynn and Mad Dog Mattis urged President Trump to make this run in 2014. Do you really really think those two left ANYTHING to chance? That they left any info out there that might be used against President Trump?

                  There is a darn good reason the DemonRat can not find a thing on President Trump. There is NOTHING to FIND. And yes if Comey/Mueller tries to use Comey’s FBI Memos to hang President Trump, a tape recording of that meeting will appear and it will NOT be from the hands of President Trump.

                  At this point all Comey can do is put out a book full of lies that will not be read.

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                • Perot Conservative says:

                  It’s possible. The raid and tactics were unprecedented.

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            • Maquis says:

              Yup. They can claim to have found such and such, all anonymously of course, based on the “evidence” seen in the illegal raids. The Left will run with anything at all, as long as it’s a lie and stinks to High Heaven.

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          • Mike13 says:

            I got one better. If you’re evil, why not plant stuff?

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        • Countrywatch says:

          …and I suspect they will try to use them in the mid terms and 2020. Illegal, but that does not seem to be an issue for them.

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      • MAGADJT says:

        This is why we lose. Spelling police won’t help MAGA win in 2018. lol

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    • Sedanka says:

      Well said. I agree with you.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      You can’t write “get a clue” unless you have some hard-core factual knowledge, which you don’t. You just have a theory, like other people have theories.

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      • Maquis says:

        And certain body parts… TMI?

        Yeah, that high-horse condemnation of Treepers was pretty juvenile. I’ve been seeing more and more of that. I’m convinced at this point that the more seriously bent out of shape Eyores are just concern trolls trying to sow discouragement, not to mention dissension.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Democrats and their lapdog media are good at grandstanding.
      But they’re still LOSERS.

      M A G A

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    • cozette says:

      PremAmerica Lets not be so desperate to continue with the fantasy that Sessions is clueless. Rally the Eeoyores elsewhere if you must.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I don’t know about the others but that jewishjournal web site is pretty rabidly anti-Trump from all that I’ve seen there.

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    • yucki says:

      They must feed on Haaretz or the NYSlimes.

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    • RLC2 says:

      Thanks, from the first link, intro paragraph-
      “Ezra Cohen-Watnick has been in the spotlight recently following reports that he was the aide behind a White House leak to help back up President Donald Trump’s claim that Barack Obama had wiretapped him.”
      and there isn’t really a summary paragraph, but this is telling, I think, near the end:
      “Cohen-Watnick and Flynn were also connected through Frank Gaffney, the founder and president of a think tank that promulgates the theory that the Muslim Brotherhood has established a “Sharia-supremacist infrastructure” in the United States in the form of mosques, cultural centers and Muslim organizations. ”

      The rest is mostly just a re-telling of Newsweek reporting. Which in my opinion, disqualifies the piece as news, given Newsweeks long history of bias and shoddy reporting.

      Not an expert in Israeli news media, but if you do much reading you will find its as biased, and the politics as complicated; left-middle-and right, as the US, if not more.
      So its always worth considering the source, both the organization and the writer, especially when its to do with the Middle East.

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  5. JoD says:

    The Swamp dream…..
    They drag this out until November.
    Wait on the shoreline for their “Blue Wave.”
    Begin Impeachment proceedings at 12:01.
    Shut down every single investigation.
    Skate!
    Unfortunately, their “dream” will soon be a nightmare!

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  6. beach lover says:

    Woah… Joe diGenova on Hannity just now saying Sessions has to fire RR after his action over Cohen episode

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Good catch. I’m on that channel but had the volume down, I might be able to back up to watch it …

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      • covfefe999 says:

        DiGenova says they should stop cooperating with Mueller altogether. No more documents, no talking. Dershowitz says Trump should say “my attorneys tell me I should not talk”. I didn’t hear DiGenova say Sessions should fire Rosenstein but I’m going to go back and watch it again …

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        • beach lover says:

          He not only said he should fire him…he said he should fire him Tomorrow Morning!

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          • covfefe999 says:

            I watched it again and didn’t see/hear that at all. But I did see/hear Dershowitz say Trump should fire (my word) Sessions.

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            • covfefe999 says:

              It was right at the end, it was kind of a jumble of words because all three guys were talking at the same time. 🙂 I might have missed something.

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              • covfefe999 says:

                This is the closest I could find to what you describe. Comes near the end of the interview:

                Di Genova: What Bob Mueller is doing and has done is destroying the Department of Justice, and for Jeff Sessions to sit there like a bump on a log and do nothing about it is disgraceful.

                Hannity: I think we all agree on that.

                Dershowitz: I would take it one step further. I think Jeff Sessions engaged in wrongful conduct by not telling the President before he was appointed “I’m going to recuse myself”. They never would have appointed him. The President doesn’t want a part-time Attorney General. He would have a nice conversation saying “I appreciate you recusing yourself but I need a full-time Attorney General”.

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          • Blaze says:

            Yep I heard that too. The witch hunt must end tomorrow morning!

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        • covfefe999 says:

          They are both upset with Sessions. Dershowitz is saying Trump should fire (my word) Sessions, on the grounds that Trump needs a “full time Attorney General”. I hope someone can find a video of this interview and post it. It was great. I’m glad Trump knows these two guys. He will get some great advice from them as well as his legal team.

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          • covfefe999 says:

            Pardon me, let me change what I wrote. Dershowitz is IMPLYING that Trump should fire Sessions. He considers Sessions waiting until after he was appointed AG to tell Trump he would recuse himself to be “wrongful conduct”.

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            • NotIdeal says:

              But, but, but….

              n-dimensional chess.

              The Loch Ness IG report

              The Silent Executioner

              Huber!

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              • cozette says:

                NotIdeal Are you suggesting the IG report is imaginary? That Sessions didn’t quietly appoint a Prosecutor to work with the IG last fall? That Huber doesn’t have more power than a SC would? That Sessions earned his nickname, the Silent Executioner, as AG? If so, what planet do you live on? Reading Art of War would help you understand what has been going on for over a year. If you’re unwilling to do so perhaps at least recognize your lack of understanding of the strategies being employed in this very real war.

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                • Perot Conservative says:

                  There would be a phenomenal amount of work to just cover 25% of this landscape!

                  Funny, Hannity tonight flipping the script on Comey, going over the Clinton Crime Family and Mueller Crime Family!

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              • dbobway says:

                You want some dimensional chess?
                Mr. Cohen, (Trump’s personal lawyer) is none of these.
                Cohen wanted on Trumps team, but never got the call.
                He has worked for Trump Enterprises, but had no part,
                In any of the Trump Presidential journey.
                Cohen had lunch with Donny Deutsch yesterday,
                Donny declaring ‘Cohen was going to be on the right side of history,
                And help take the President down.’
                So I wonder who really paid Stormy, and why.

                Cohen is just another dirty diaper, from the childish Communist left.

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          • Perot Conservative says:

            How about re-assign him to parking citation director?

            And does the equation change if Huber is fully staffed with top-notch lawyers?

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            • H.R. says:

              Perot Conservative: “And does the equation change if Huber is fully staffed with top-notch lawyers?”

              Nice!
              The really big questions for me are; what does Huber have and when is he going to reveal it? Does it have anything to do with Rosenstein announcing he will retire in May?

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              • beach lover says:

                Did I miss this?? RR is retiring in May?

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                • H.R. says:

                  That’s what I heard on talk radio either running errands this afternoon or on Hannity while driving home after fishing. Having caught up on the comments on this thread, I am headed over to the Daily Presidential thread to get the real news.

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              • Perot Conservative says:

                Rosenstein is retiring? If so, wimp … legal proceedings of a lifetime!

                I’ve known a few attorneys, and some of the ones from top-10 schools are quite sharp. Extremely sharp. Can a Utah law school grad play at a top-10 level? Or his staff?

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                • H.R. says:

                  I just got back from the Presidential Thread and nothing there on RR retiring. I must have heard the Ryan retirement talk and then Rosensteins name was thrown in somewhere.

                  Sooo.. I’m debunking my own comment on RR’s retirement. What I thought I heard was never said.
                  Mea culpa.

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                • Perot Conservative says:

                  No worries.

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              • Rosenstein is running the clock for his pension!

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          • dallasdan says:

            These three men (Hannity, Di Genova, and Dershowitz) are responsible, informed observers of the criminal debacle that confronts the nation and the confounding inaction to-date of the DOJ. I defer to their knowledge. Moreover, and to my surprise, SD is expressing a waning confidence in Sessions. Something is telling me that the hopes of the patriot masses may have been misplaced.

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            • T.L.T. says:

              Exactly, dallasdan.

              It’s a sickening realization to come to.

              SD’s way was the way out without gunfire.

              If Trump is cashiered by this coup the only proper response from patriots is to pick up & use their guns.

              If we allow this to happen without the correct response then we are no longer men but cowed little pussies.

              We have clear evidence of criminality from that corner but TRUMP is who is on the hot seat.

              This is all coming to a head soon.

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    • JX says:

      Joe D is absolutely right, about both Rosenstein corruption and Sessions’ duty.

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  7. jeanmarc says:

    I am amazed by AG Sessions timidity. He seems either completely out of his league, or else so concerned about something that he is immobilized. He has some distinguish accomplishments in his life, so he should be able to do better.

    Perhaps AG Sessions is afraid to be required to testify before the Senate again. His confirmation was a brutal experience, and from people he likely considered his colleagues from his time in the Senate. I consider that the mostly likely cause of his inactivity. He has done an exceptional job of deflecting any and all responsibility to his deputies. He is still the Attorney General and responsible for the Department of Justice. He needs to stay in that lane of action, but he needs to be active in that lane.

    The first thing he needs to do is attack leaks from within the Muller group. Those leaks are degrading the power of the President Trump and enhancing the power of Mr. Muller. He needs to make a strong statement that the leaks need to end. With the next set of leaks, he needs to appoint a special counselor to investigate the Muller et al to resolve that matter. I would specifically name each member of Muller’s team in the appointing letter, and I would include the same clause to allow the second special counselor to expand his/her investigating as matters become apparent. Put some legal heat on Mr. Muller and his team, break into their houses at 4:00 am, and take all their stuff. I would include Rosenstein on that letter to be monitored as well. If Muller and Rosenstein cannot stop the leaks, arrest them for obstruction of justice. This is a special counsel investigation into matters involving the President of The United States. Leaks to the press are not tolerable.

    If the Senate wants to him provide testimony on these actions, he can respond that he is handling the leaking of illegal information within the DOJ. If they want to impeach him for that, they can go ahead. They did nothing to Eric Holder for far worse.

    Second he needs to ensure that the DOJ and FBI are responding to Congressional requests, period. I think the Constitution of the United States of America supersedes any secret agreements with foreign intelligence agencies. Otherwise the day has arrived with secret courts, secret charges, and secret punishment. Good bye to the Fourth Amendment. If such matters were that classified, it should have been considered before legal activities were taken. If somebody wants to resist this, go for obstruction of justice and abuse of power under the color of law. That person can try to find a lawyer (Non-DOJ) that can defend actions that deny information to the Congress in their oversight role, under the Constitution.

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    • Tom F says:

      Dribble

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      What is an appointing letter?

      I surmised Sessions doesn’t have an aggressive personality.

      Yesterday I suggested Sessions quadruple the document production team. I can only think of 2 reasons why docs are coming out so slow. 1) They don’t want to produce them. 2) Tied in knots over redactions per ongoing secret proceedings, and concurrently swamped providing docs for same?

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    • J.W. Lee says:

      Sessions reminds me of Lincoln’s McClellan.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Sessions and RR appear buddy buddy. They were at a fancy restaurant in DC together about a month back with #3 Solicitor General Noel Francisco. Across from the Trump Hotel. Some saw it as a public show of support after Trump lambasted Sessions. (Vox.)

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      • cozette says:

        Perot Conservative The key word in your comment, imho, is “appear”. Appearances can be deceptive for strategic purposes. Everyone who has studied war knows this. Victory depends on the successful use of deception. Sessions continues to make great, stealthy moves while POTUS provides the media distraction. Personally, I’ve been wondering when Cohen, a personal Flynn pick, was going to resurface. That he has now is VERY interesting.

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    • T.L.T. says:

      Good post, thank you.

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  8. beach lover says:

    He really ripped into Comey, too. I love Joe d

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Did Hannity have DiGenova on alone before the interview with DeGenova and Dershowitz together? Because in the DeGenova and Dershowitz interview I don’t remember hearing either of them rip Comey. I can watch it again but I’ve watched it 3 times now. 🙂

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      • George says:

        At about 1:30 he called him a “dirty cop” and more.

        http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=5768622842001&w=466&h=263Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

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        • covfefe999 says:

          OK I am super confused. Did Hannity have DiGenova and Dershowitz on at two different times in his show? Because what I saw on TV tonight on the Hannity show is not what’s in this video, unless the two guys were on at the very beginning and I missed it! But thanks for posting the video.

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          • covfefe999 says:

            Whew. I noticed “opening monlogue” at the beginning of that clip. It happened at the beginning of his show and I missed that part. Hannity had a second segment of interview with those two guys later on, it’s not in that video on the FOX web site..

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            • covfefe999 says:

              Holy cow! This part of the Hannity show was so much better than the part I had watched. These two guys are not mincing words at all in the beginning of the show! Later on they were a bit softer.

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      • beach lover says:

        He had them on for 2 segments. It was in the first that he blasted Comey. Too much time spent on Dershowitz …I wanted more Joe! I did start yelling when Sean started in on the bleach bit mantra, I swear I could give it myself by now! But, someone high up has given the nod to these 2 very bright attorneys to appear daily on Fox and esp. Hannity. Good

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          With the way Mueller is going, both of these men who have consulted with President Trump and neither of whom is currently representing him, are likely to receive subpoenas from the Dirty Cop.

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          • beach lover says:

            Now that they could charge admission to! I wouldn’t want to mess with Joe d.

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          • Rhoda R says:

            Subpoenas? Hell, they’re likely to be the subject of a no-knock search warrant based on some ginned up pretext that was authorized by a dirty judge. Mueller doesn’t realize that there is a world of difference between pulling crap like this on a mob boss vs. pulling it on a sitting President.

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            • billrla says:

              Rhoda R: Your are right. The difference is that mobsters have ethics.

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            • Fireflyin says:

              Some of the early Comey book tour video clips show Comey saying PTrump operates like a mob boss. I suspect much of what Comey will say in the interview will be protection onto PTrump what they are doing. For example Felix Sater the Russian mob guy is a cia asset Comey and Mueller have used as an asset. Ray McGover refers to Mueller as a “deep state thug”. Unless Rosenstein is in some sort of sting operation, ie handing out the rope to Mueller, he’s part of Mueller deep state thug ring. Given Rosenstein and his wife’s background history it’s more likely the latter.

              ”.

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  9. Mike says:

    Best news of the day for me

    Nunes went general Patton on Rosenstein, and Rosenstein is still blinking!

    Nunes is FEARLESS!!!

    Nunes slapped another clip in his M-1, fixed bayonet, and took another pillbox singlehanded!

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Now. Demand all 4 FISA applications, unredacted, short time frame. (He doesn’t have those, does he?)

      Black hat / white hat misses human factors. Maybe Sessions is a ‘white hat’ at heart, but not a first responder type. Not front line. He’ll provide support, but he won’t breach the wall. ??? Not proactive.

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    • Jeff says:

      You made me think of this scene from “Patton.” It’s a little long, but the payoff is at the end.

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    • Rex70 says:

      Whatever was done to Nunes when he was subjected to that 100% b.s. ethics investigation last year pissed off Nunes beyond the Dems’ worst nightmare of what a HPSCI Chairman could be. Since the day after Nunes was “exonerated” from the dangerous nonsense of which he was accused, Nunes hasn’t uttered a meaningful word to or about Schiff, his committee Dem counterpart, or any of he other weasels in that group. Nunes seethes when he refers to the Dems with which he has to work in any interview. Instead, since the day after that ethics investigation ended, Nunes has been completely focused on fulfilling his Congressional duties in taking down the scumbags that have brought their stench to such important places in our government like domestic law enforcement and foreign affairs. The man occupies the high ground in this war and isn’t going to cede an inch to the obvious enemy-within. Nunes presence on the Hill is one of the very few bright spots there, God bless the man.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Really? So the OIG has 1.5 Million documents they’ll just sit on?

      And potentially 4-5-6 cooperating witnesses?

      And 27 leak investigations.

      And 5 field offices investigating the Clinton Foundation.

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  10. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Trump is sly. He’s got two high powered aggressive lawyers, Dershowitz and diGenova advocating for him on Hannity against Mueller and Rosenstein. They’re tearing the Mule and RR apart.

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    • beach lover says:

      It was beautiful!

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    • yucki says:

      Using these pros to do media ends up being the *best* strategy.
      PT’s attorneys do their thing; Dersh and diGenova are in a whole different class. Not just top-flight legal eagles, they’re showbiz superstars.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      POTUS teased it!

      https://video.foxnews.com/v/5768622842001/?#sp=show-clips

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Whatever.

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      • Phil aka Felipe says:

        I’m not going to berate you about what you don’t know (I’m not suggesting I know it all either and I don’t know what you know.) I would ask you to do the same.

        From my observation, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that are happening that are alluded to in advance. They turn out to be things headed in the direction that you desire to happen; and you apparently are unaware of them.

        But they are happening, just not on the timeline that you or I would prefer.

        As Sundance has said many times, it is The Big Ugly. The Big Ugly is underway now. But it is not a one and done event. IT is YUGE and is a rolling event in separate but related and connected events…and it is world wide.

        Ever since Trump and Melania came down the escalator to announce his campaign, simply by his being, his speeches, his tweets, his policies and his actions consistent with those policies, he has been ripping the masks off the enemies of this Republic and the Freedom of mankind.

        I would encourage you, as “a conservative” (by that I assume you are a defender of the U.S. Constitution and the Republic [not Democracy] that was founded upon it) to rejoice that WE, The People have been granted by the God of Providence a President Trump that is FIGHTING BACK AGAINST TYRANNY with other Patriots, just as the Founders.

        The President and the ‘White Hats’ in the Military, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement Communities are in the process of executing ‘The Plan’ to Make America Great Again (think Declaration of Independence) and preserve and defend the Constitution and The Republic That Stands Upon It.

        The Founders depended on that God of Providence and on each other to overcome.

        Overcome, they did in a United effort. We MUST Unite also in this Fight. And not fight and nitpick among ourselves.

        Oh, BTW to address your “The whatever – if not addressed in time – will political consequences”:

        Our President is surrounded by a Military that is sworn to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. They take the oath seriously and are giving their lives and blood to honor that oath. I think we and our President are in good and capable hands. The coup will not be successful. Whatever it takes they will defeat it.

        In partnership, President Trump, the Military, the IC, and Law Enforcement agencies and Truth Seekers and Truth Tellers like this wonderful Conservative Tree House are in the process of ‘Preparing The Battlefield’ and educating the Public about what is happening and what will happen when the ‘Shock and Awe’ begins.

        I urge you to be patient.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Indicting Russians isn’t winning.

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  11. Payday says:

    DeGenova made the case and is calling for Sessions to fire RR. Of course he’s right. And if he doesn’t, I think it tells us all we need to know about Sessions.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      When did you hear this? I have the Hannity’s interview with DiGenova and Dershowitz on DVR (will roll off soon) and I have watched it 3 times and neither of them said Sessions should fire Rosenstein.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I figured it out! Hannity interviewed DiGenova alone before the DiGenova and Dershowitz portion!

        Video here. I haven’t watched it yet, wanted to post it first. I’m confident it has what you say.

        http://video.foxnews.com/v/5768622842001/?#sp=show-clips

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        • Rhoda R says:

          And yet, there are GOP elements within the Senate that want to pass a law to protect Mueller from being fired. They should be looking into impeachment for unethical and UnContitutional practices.

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          • LULU says:

            Lindsey Graham, Thom Tillis, Chris Coons and Cory Booker.

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            • LULU says:

              They joined forces to come up with the Save Mueller bill that Grassley appears to be advancing.

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              • MAGADJT says:

                They manage to slow walk legislation, nomination votes, and then lose votes on issues we care about by “oh, we really really tried guys” one vote, but when it comes to preventing Trump from firing someone he has the right to fire, they can whip legislation up at a moments notice. Do they actually think people fall for this stuff? Reminds me of the old “vote for cloture but cast a show vote against the bill” kabuki theater.

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              • bookman says:

                It’s just grandstanding. Never will get to the floor.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Yes payday, sessions is the head of DOJ. He’s responsible for holding his personnel and their conduct accountable. We tend to get caught up in the msm narrative “will trump fire rosey?”

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  12. Gary says:

    “You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same – the intentional effort to manipulate, influence, and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of the United States. ”. Not that great of a line to repeat in 3x a day.

    But great point about the kid.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Yes it is a great line. Heck, that line should be included in every single post from now on. As many times a day as possible.

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    • alligatriot says:

      We should stop repeating that line –

      just as soon as every American citizen knows it by heart and is actively working to do something about it to ensure it never happens again.

      Thank you, Sundance, for creating this mantra. And repeating it often.

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    Shout out to our poster Firefly for posting great article here on:

    Ezra Cohen Watnick
    The Hero We Don’t Deserve

    Hope and pray that Ezra Cohen Watnick is a closer.

    Mr. Sessions needs a closer.

    Oh, pray to the Lord above that this great American, ECW, is a closer.

    If we don’t get a closer for Sessions the wheels of Justice will be meandering around with Mint Juleps and perfumed handkerchiefs in the Magnolia garden for months….waiting.

    Waiting for what, you say? Lordy…. Our perfect Southern Gentleman waits, genteelly, patiently, with “integrity and honor”…..for the most gracious time to lock their crooked azzes up.

    We need a closer to just lock ’em up. Closer needed ASAP!

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    • stephaniesharf says:

      Please don’t disturb Mr. Sessions as he sits in his garden enjoying the fine night air working on his memoirs, “My Time as Attorney General of the United States, vol. 1”.. He’ll get to all these investigative matters as the spring air heats up, the flowers come out and the robins appear on every bough. In the meantime, Mr. Sessions asks you to excuse him, he also has a thank-you note to write tonight on his personally embossed stationery to Mr. Rosenstein for his company at a very enjoyable dinner recently.

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  14. Clara says:

    Why can’t the White House lawyers go to the U.S. Supreme Court and get this stopped? The original letter from Rosenstein to Mueller, authorizing the creation of the Special Counsel, was illegal. The statute required that Rosenstein name a specific crime and also explain why the justice dept was too conflicted to investigate it themselves. He did not do that. He made a very general referral for Mueller to go on a broad hunt for a crime. The U.S. Supreme Court can and should shut this down. We are truly in a constitutional crisis now. This is an illegal witch hunt against a duly elected sitting president.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I know Clara, I wrote President Trump (the injured Party) and gave him the following Filing for the Supreme Court (which is over the FISA court). The letter I sent had more information, and in much greater detail:

      A (writ of) mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion. (See, e.g. Cheney v. United States Dist.)

      To force the court to address the Obama admin.’s illegal acts: Trump administration members unmasking, illegal interference in an election, and the illegal acts of the DOJ etc. Add any other evil doers.

      The FISC/FISA court is right under the Supreme Court and the Memorandum and Orders Judge Collyer wrote to the DOJ regarding these illegal acts can be replied to via the writ of mandamus by President Trump’s attorneys. President Trump is the injured party.

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    • Chris Four says:

      Clara I don’t think it is not a statute that created the SC. It is an internal DOJ rule created by Congress and DOJ lawyers after the special investigator statue expired in 1999. This is why some in Congress are scrambling to legalize an unconstitional work around that usurps the Power of the Executive Branch.

      Read the Manafort lawsuit.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Manafort is looking for a work around. It’s a great maneuver, however, President Trump needs to follow-up with the writ of mandamus to nip this in the bud.

        President Trump is the injured party and can force Rosenstein and by proxy, Mueller to obey the law……fruit of the poisonous tree because of the FISA.

        You can write President Trump until you’re blue in the face. He’s in the bubble now. Everyone is starting to notice. This is one of the reasons why our President hasn’t been comfortable lately. The Swamp is trying to limit his outside exposure.

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    • Kathy says:

      Hoping to share a video that Coltlending shared this morning. I commented on that thread that Sessions states there have only been two special councils; Janet Reno/Waco and this current one with Bob Mueller. It was curious to me that Sessions was insisting the appointment of a special council had to meet requirements from the “manual”. I’m wondering (like you) if those criteria were met?

      Very interesting video of Sessions and his comments about what it takes to appoint a special council. Watch.

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    • T.L.T. says:

      Amen. Great post!

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  15. I think Sess might have been duped in appointing RR and Mule…But, now that RR and Mule have stepped in it , I believe they will lose their jobs and be disbarred….
    I can only hope, and Pray.. God continue to Bless and protect PDT and all those around him

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Duped?

      Senator Sessions has been around the Swamp for a long, long time. He knows about the shenanigans. These good old boys have lots and lots of skeletons in their closets.

      We aren’t naive, and neither is Jeff Sessions.

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        AG Sessions has been around the swamp a long time, and he knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak. He is also very intelligent and well versed in the law.

        That said, I believe it is very easy for us “normal people” to underestimate quite how dirty the left is willing to play; even the Marxist propagandists are using the “uncharted waters” language, and, in terms of throwing a big monkey wrench into the proper workings of an Administration, this is beyond description. I saw a link to a deep state encrypted site from some of the FBI agents with comments like “The WH will never see it coming.” Sessions didn’t either. Nor did any of us. It is, truly, off the charts.

        I have begun to think we should really change the 2020 Election to 2022 just because I feel like they have “stolen” two years of President Trump’s Administration – purposely – when we all knew going in that 8 years would be way too little, and quite possibly way too late to save the Republic. (Of course, this fits right in with the Marxists’ claim of President Trump being an “authoritarian,” “dictator,” etc., clearly not aware enough to recognize the difference between the last denizen of the WH who really WAS of that ilk, and this frustrating, stodgy, determined effort to follow every little speck of the law despite the rampant lawlessness of the left.)

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        • 17CatsInTN says:

          I seriously doubt President Trump or AG Sessions “didn’t see it coming”. Perhaps they didn’t have knowledge of every single trick they are pulling, but they KNOW how this corrupt and evil enterprise with slimy fingerprints everywhere works. I also have no doubt whatsoever the duo are fighting with every tool in their arsenal and then some.

          This is why I get tired of all the really stupid, baseless, foaming at the mouth emotive speculation. We. Do. Not. Know. what they are doing behind the scenes. We know 3 things now we didn’t know 3 or 4 months ago: Horowitz, Huber, Lausch and their supporting armies of minions feverishly collecting, sorting, organizing and weaponizing millions of independent and interrelated factoids.

          There has been a very public spat promoted by President Trump apparently trying to light a fire under Sessions. Yet he’s still in place. NONE of us really know why because it hasn’t been revealed yet. Bets are being placed on two positions: a) he’s a swamp creature and the Prez is being boxed into a corner to keep from firing him with dire threats of impeachment; or, b) the AG is doing his job and almost no one is the wiser for it which allows him to fulfill his role as the silent executioner.

          When you step back from the daily minutia and keep your horizon at the 30,000 feet level, it saves a lot of pointless emotional trauma. I prefer to stay back and wait for actual FACTS to be revealed. So far, those revealed facts are pointing to a massive hidden effort to bring down the evil cabal. I will wait until the fat lady sings then either lament and weep and wail and gnash my teeth at yet another criminal enterprise allowed to get a way with murder and other nefarious acts or grab my whistle, confetti, beverage of choice and scream and whoop and holler and leap about with uninhibited joy that FINALLY justice is being served. Until the outcome is clear, I reserve judgment and soldier on in anticipation of The Day.

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    • JX says:

      Fired, disbarred, prosecuted, convicted, and – just like the rest of the coup plotters – hanged.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…I think Sess might have been duped in appointing RR and Mule…”

      I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish that OUT RIGHT LIE would FINALLY DIE!!!!

      Ag Sessions FIRED Rosey’s Stinking Rump along with ALL the other Obummer holdovers who refused to get lost.

      Jeff Sessions asks dozens of US attorneys appointed by Obama to resign

      “….“The president called Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein tonight to inform them that he has declined to accept their resignation, and they will remain in their current positions,” spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement….”
      ……….

      DIE LIE DIE!!!

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  16. Another Scott says:

    “…part of the dynamic to capture all those who participated in the scheme to destroy the Trump presidency.” If only this was really possible…the people “caught” will probably not be the real people behind the scheme to destroy President Trump…those people will never be called out and they will just shift their efforts to a different venue…sigh….

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  17. Another Scott says:

    Mueller’s investigation reminds me of all the people saying “miss it” in this clip from Caddyshack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OophxEckcu0

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    • MTK says:

      Suggest everyone this weekend to take a break from the ‘big ugly’, and attempt to watch the Redford’s spy thriller ‘Spy Game’.
      There is something going on in this movie, more than meets the eye outside of the story line. Watched it a number times, can’t quite put my finger on, more do with the character principles that sit at the investigate table, they are archtypes.

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  18. Donna in Oregon says:

    We are lucky Mueller is old. He is the one that implemented the Patriot Act. Whenever he opens his mouth I expect to see locusts flying out.

    He and Brennan are cut from the same cloth. Very dangerous people.

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  19. MTK says:

    Two observations:

    First Observation…
    On June 7th, 2017, Admiral Mike Rogers informed congress the NSA deleted all of the results of those unlawful FISA(702) searches, but also stated he directed “all audit logs of the activity to be preserved/retained”. (ie. the NSA preserved the evidence of conduct)

    Again, what are we left to assume from this?

    Preserved/retained audit logs means what???
    Are we to to assume it means something like timestamps, ip sources and sql query syntax and etc.
    Second why delete the results that where presented as the results of the database searches.
    Third, Mr. Rogers directed… is it even known if the directive was carried out. From well over fourteen months of investigation one thing is clear, using the parlance of white hats vs black hats, forget about we don’t know, how about the insiders not knowing who is who.

    Second,
    Text messages between Andrew McCabe’s former office lawyer, Lisa Page, and FBI Agent Peter Strzok, during the DOJ/FBI operations against candidate Trump, showed multiple examples of the ‘small group’ working around Priestap.
    That is a real confidence booster, the guy in charge of counterintellence at the FBI, is duped by member of own immediate staff.

    Before, jumping to cognitive dissonance about what i’ve stated here. A reasonable explaination highlights the level of betrayal of personal trust amongst colleagues, let alone against the public. Still, these are the type of public clamorings to be expected in the absence of light.

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  20. Chris Four says:

    Israeli Special Forces Rush To Protect Wife Of Mysterious FBI Official Targeted For Death

    “Nardello & Co._ whose President and CEO Sabina Menschel is one of the world’s most accomplished private spies—and whose husband, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, has now become the most feared FBI official in modern history and a “target for death”. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having “

    “According to this report, Sabina Menschel is the daughter of Richard Menschel and niece of Robert Menschel—both of whom are billionaire owner/directors of the powerful global investment bank Goldman Sachs—and that during the 1950’s, saw both of these Menschel Brothers create the “Wednesday 10” group whose exclusively Jewish members soon occupied the highest reaches of American news, banking, entertainment and political life.“

    http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2488.htm

    So is Choen-Watnick part of this cabal?

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  21. treehugger says:

    glad he’s back after hr mcmaster fired him

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  22. Donna in Oregon says:

    The cloak and dagger stuff when the CIA gets involved is confusing. Sundance was definitely right to keep the CIA separate from the DOJ/FBI involvement in this coup against our President.

    Anyone can see that this is a coup without violence (not yet, anyway). It may be slow moving but it is a gradual seizure of power, coup d’état, putsch, overthrow, and takeover.

    Let’s hope that the perfumed hanky of the AG isn’t white and waving because Mad Dog Mattis is not a Southern Gentleman. Would be a shame if Jeff Sessions got rounded up too, wouldn’t it?

    He who hesitates is lost….get in it or get out of the way.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Agree donna

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Yep Oldschool. I say things and then 3 weeks later….presto.

        It is what it is. From the research that I have done, I see President Trump with several things that he can use to wipe the floor with them.

        Thank God our President’s fate doesn’t rest with AG Sessions or his henchmen Rosenstein and Mueller. Sessions owns Mueller, that’s his baby. The baby is ugly….

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  23. Anonymous says:

    What is your impression of Priestap and how strong is your belief? It seems strange that he was not involved with the previous surveillance of Trump campaign, given his prominence and how long he was in the previous administration. Was BP in on the game? Or was there a group within the group and he was excluded? Then again, who knows. But just seems like something worth analyzing and even just speculating on.

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    • Chris Four says:

      See above post. Bill’s wife is a private sector spy who previously worked for the FBI. There is no way the “small group” wanted him on their team.

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    • MTK says:

      He is just two degrees of separation from interests that on other day and in another context, millions of people would be going, “Part of the problem”

      He is either not part of the ‘small group’ or he its untouchable godfather still running the show.

      See what happens when public trust is eroded.
      The only questions any of us should be asking is, “Would counterintelligence types anticipate people not knowing what to believe anymore?”, “Are there advantages of such a climate of uncertainity?” and “Other crayon inspired delusions”

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  24. Mickey Wasp says:

    We are perhaps about to see the results of the network Flynn deployed before resigning. Investigators don’t usually talk about investigations when they’re in the middle of them. They discuss them when they’re wrapping up.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      ” Investigators don’t usually talk about investigations when they’re in the middle of them. They discuss them when they’re wrapping up.”

      Oh Lordy, thankyou for saying what so many people here seem to NOT know.

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    • cozette says:

      Mickey Wasp Your comment is so true. Something I wish the Eeyores would keep in mind before cluttering up the thread with Sessions snark.

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  25. Hillyard says:

    The more of this garbage comes out, the more it becomes evident that Session should be firing Rosenstein and appointing a chief assistant AG that will choke off the Mueller which hunt rather than waving it on like a blind eunuch.

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  26. Isman says:

    Something to consider. Firing Rosenstein will create an absolute and total firestorm of a response from the media and Democrats, which will dominate all media for many weeks. As Flep points outs out, it will also erode POTUS support in the polls (and thus with Republican members of Congress).

    The IG will be coming out with his report in the coming weeks. Do we want the IG report to be the country’s focus or the removal of Rosenstein?

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  27. gary says:

    thank God for admiral rodgers.

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  28. DanO64 says:

    RR doesn’t wear a hat.

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  29. scarlettbr says:

    Last night on Laura Ingraham, Rep. Jim Jordan stated both Huber and Laush answer to Rosenstein NOT Sessions. So how is Huber working with IG and Sessions? How exactly is the IG report going to expose anything if they are all answering to the guilty parties?
    We also learned (again) the IG report will be released next week, sure, only the 100th time we’ve heard that.
    We are now in a constitutional crisis, when a person no longer has legal representation to protect against prosecution, the US is no longer a land of laws, but a land of tyranny.

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    • Everett Miller says:

      Simply put, Jim Jordan is wrong. Sessions appointed Huber and Laush to their current assignments, which are not aspects he has recused himself from. These men report directly to their boss, Jeff Sessions.

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  30. Everett Miller says:

    Cozette, calling names (Eeyores) serves no purpose, except perhaps virtue signalling? Dismissing criticism of Sessions (snark) doesn’t change the facts:
    He is Head of the Justice Department. Although there are many aspects and many layers of uncountable crimes to be ‘investigated’ for possible prosecution, there is no excuse for his total lack of action–prosecution (the application of The Rule of Law) of one or some of the earlier basic known crimes that have been investigated to death while the Statute of Limitations runs out.
    He alone could change the daily narrative of attack against our Last Best Hope to save this nation from the criminals. He can and must begin the fight back, the attack, the resistance if you will, to save our faith in the Rule of Law, not of men. Try this for “snark”:
    Hey, Jeff Sessions, do your job. Now.

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    • jfmjr442 says:

      you confusing silence with inaction, and there is no statute of limitations on treason

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    • T.L.T. says:

      Bingo. Go back & read SD’s article immediately after the Trump lawyer raid.

      I guess SD is an ‘eeyore’ as well?

      No one on this site knows anything with absolute assurance, these are theories.

      I understand it sucks to listen to people reject your pet theory, but stopping your ears by using ad hominems is a sign of intellectual inferiority & weakness.

      I consider many possibilities. Some are uncomfortable to consider. Sessions is hurting conservatives by slow walking these things.

      We need indictments & firings of felonious FBI/DOJ personnell, STAT.

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  31. Very funny thing happened – I commented on an ABC News story pointing out how it’s outrageous for all the Trump appointees to be told by Obama holdovers to recuse. Of course this was met with mockery of my “deep state conspiracy theory” … but instead of engaging in that mudfight, I just told the guy to wait a bit, and see what’s coming down (meaning “The Big Ugly”: Sessions, Horowitz, Huber, etc).

    ABC News moderator deleted all my comments. Funny stuff.

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  32. 1LanternInTheWindow says:

    “The best-laid plans of mice and men / Go oft awry” and if Sessions had a plan it was turned over by the plow. The reason for the 7,8,9, or whatever month long delay in turning over all the requested documents to Congress, can you imagine the time and effort needed to rewrite and print out all the documents Congress will receive. I for one am not naive enough to believe the anarchist will ever reveal the original copy of anything. Sessions may hire whomever he chooses but just like a computer, garbage in garbage out.

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  33. jparz says:

    God Bless and protect President Trump and his AG Jeff Sessions. I pray it all unravels soon. I appreciate the careful consideration with which the investigation has been conducted thus far. It is a tremendous show of patience.
    A part of me can’t help but think this is all going to blow up in September-October, right before midterms. The timing couldn’t be better.

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  34. Cheesehead54016 says:

    Sounds like the fella the MAGA folks need in there. Will see. Thx AG Sessions.

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  35. yy4u says:

    We voted for the right man. Now we just have to ride it out to see if we voted for the right man in time to save the country. Cornered rats fight which is what the Deep State is doing. I suspect what AG Sessions is trying to do is give the cornered rats a way to escape so they don’t destroy the country. I don’t want revenge. I just want the DOJ, FBI, CIA fumigated. I don’t care if Hillary goes to jail, I just want her where she can do no further harm. I don’t want Obama prosecuted; I just want to be sure we can never have another Obama as president. I wouldn’t mind seeing Comey, Mueller and Brenner in the slammer but so long as they can do no further harm, I’m okay with them returning to obscurity. A bigger danger than all of those is the fact that for 30 years we’ve had to live under the illusion that we have a two-party system, that there is any difference between a Republican and a Democrat so far as the middle and working classes go. THERE ISN’T. It’s all been a farce. The Uniparty has been in charge since George H. W. Bush won on Reagan’s coattails (1988). Keep in mind as we watch this unfolding that “they” hated Reagan as much as Trump, that two months into his presidency, he was nearly assassinated. Those who believe Hinckley did it to get Jodie Foster’s attention can contact me. I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

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  36. jameswlee2014 says:

    Rosenstein was at the White House this morning. You do not invite yourself to the White House, you are summoned . Thursday night, Nunes and Gowdy finally got the docs they have been demanding for a year and they got them from Rosenstein just as time ran out on the demand under threat of being held in contempt and then being impeached. Pretty cool, don’t you think, having the impeachment hammer dropped on those trying to get Trump impeached? I do. Then, the next morning RR is summoned to see the Boss. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I think the wheels are off the Mueller et al coup attempt and April will be the month that the conspirators will be brought to light.

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  37. notunderwhelmed says:

    The corrupt connections between all these upper echelon players within so many agencies is overwhelming. The spotlight is upon them, yet they are still wriggling free. Thank God for Nunes, Judicial Watch, etc.

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  38. The Great Kazoo says:

    I’m thinking that ECW = Q

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